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Hyderabad, India

Native ameHyderabad
Other name  حیدر آباد
NicknameThe City of Pearls
Typemetropolitan city
StateAndhra Pradesh
Established dateQuli Qutub Shah, Aurangzeb
MayorBanda Kartika Reddy
CommissionerA K Khan
Member of ParliamentAsaduddin Owaisi
Planning AgencyGHMC, HMDA
Altitude536 m
Coastline0 km
Total Population6809970 (4th) (2011)
Metro Population7749334 (6th) (2011)
Official languagesTelugu and Urdu
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode500 xxx, 501 xxx, 502 xxx, 508 xxx, 509 xxx
Telephone91 40, 8413, 8414, 8415, 8417, 8418, 8453, 8455
VehicleAP 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 22, 23, 24, 28 & 29

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Hyderabad (c-enaudio=Hyderabad.oggˈhaɪdərəbaed; -teɦəjd̪ərɑːbɑːd̪, -urɦɛːd̪(ə)raːbaːd̪) is the capital of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is one of the largest metropolitan city of India with an area of 650 km2 (650000000 m2), The city has 6,809,970 residents and the metropolitan area comprise of 7,749,334 residents making it the fourth most populous city and the sixth-most populous urban agglomeration in India. The city is often known with the sobriquet The City of Pearls.

Hyderabad founded in 1591 AD on the banks of river Musi is located on the tip of Deccan Plateau at the crossroads of North and South India which had developed a unique culture.

The twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad come under the ambit of a single municipal unit, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.

The Hyderabad was once a global center of the diamond and pearls trade,

and during the last two decades the city had emerged as a major global center for the Information Technology (IT) industry,

biopharmaceutical industry, and the real estate which saw the highest growth percentage in India. The city is home to the Telugu Film Industry, known popularly as Tollywood.

Hyderabad is home to some historical sites, including the UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage site of the Chowmahalla Palace. The city is a regular tourist hotspot and carries many places of interest.

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